Obituaries

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Acie H. Murry

Acie H. Murry, Jr., 91, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, in the LaSalle General  Hospital of Jena. He was born August 21, 1923 to the union of his parents, Acie Murry, Sr. and Ione 
Thompson Murry. Acie proudly served his country in the United States Navy with the 301st Seabee Battalion. He was a veteran of World War II, Pacific Theatre. During his working life, he  was the owner and operator of his own service repair company in Jonesville, but served many customers in the La- Salle Parish area. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in the Sandy Lake Community of Catahoula Parish, a member of the Eastern Star and was on the Board and a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Acie was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and past Master of Jonesville Four Rivers Lodge. He was a great storyteller and a loving father,
Tue
27
Jan

Larry Don Roberts

Larry Don Roberts, 67, a native of Jena, passed from this life early Monday  morning, January 26, 2015, in New Orleans. He was born July 30,  1947 to the union of James D. “J.D.” and Matilda Roberts of Jena. The Roberts 
family operated Jena Auto Company for many years. As of press time on Monday, arrangements were incomplete but will be announced at a later time. 
Tue
27
Jan

Leona Madelene Rogers

Tue
27
Jan

Earl Victor Ramsey, Jr.

Earl Victor Ramsey, Jr., 89, of Canfield, Ohio, and a native of Urania, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Earl was born March  3, 1925 in Urania, a son of the late Earl Victor and Mamie Ann Ramsey, Sr. He was  a disabled World War II Veteran having served his country in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946. Earl worked for General Motors for 33 years, starting his career with General Motors at the Baltimore, Maryland Chevrolet Plant . He
Tue
27
Jan

Bobby Joe Brazzell

Tue
27
Jan

Mary Virginia Townsend

Mary Virginia Townsend, 90, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at Plantation Oaks Nursing Home in Wisner. She was born Jan. 20, 1924 in Harrisonburg to the union of Clarence and Leslie
Jones Coker. Mrs. Townsend was a homemaker. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, at Rosin Creek Pentecostal Church with the Revs. A. J. Kimball, David Bailey and Ernie Reeves officiating. Interment followed in the Siloam Cemetery in Aimwell under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Al B. Townsend; son, A. W. Townsend; daughter, Marie Edwards; and her parents.
Tue
27
Jan

Josephine Elizabeth Breland

Josephine Elizabeth Breland, 89, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, January 19, 2015, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. She was born September 17, 1925 in Poplarville, Mississippi, to the union of her parents, Monroe and Nettie Smith Breland. Mrs. Breland was a homemaker. Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Magnolia Baptist Church near Nebo with Rev. Mark Breland officiating. Interment followed in the
Magnolia Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Rawlins Breland; son, Nelson Sanders; daughters, Shirley Jo Buckalew, Daisy Sanders,
Tue
27
Jan

Dovie “Kay” McCarver

Tue
20
Jan

Sue M. Hoffman Crick

Sue Crick, 81, of Pineville, and a former resident of Jena, completed her journey here on earth on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, and is now resting in the loving arms of Jesus. A beloved wife, mother,  and grandmother, Sue was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl C. Hoffman, Jr. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Pineville, and the Kairos Prison Ministry. Services honoring her life were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Pineville with Dr. Steve Fowler and Dr. Patrick Willis officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Memorial Park in Pineville under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of
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20
Jan

James Watson Lindsey

James Watson Lindsey, 84, died Friday, January 9, 2015, at Cornerstone Village South in Lafayette.  Born in Shongaloo in 1930, his family moved to Olla in 1940 where he would meet and eventually marry the love of his life, Frances Elliott. In his early years, he helped out in his dad’s barbershop shining shoes. After graduating from Urania High School in 1947, he attended LSU on a baseball and basketball scholarship where he lettered in both sports for three years and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. He joined the Air Force during the Korean War, married Frances and moved to Ent Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO, where he served as an Intelligence Officer. After separating from the Air Force as a First Lieutenant, he returned to Baton Rouge where he taught and coached at Woodlawn High School and earned a master’s degree in Education from

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